Phillip Ellsworth Ballard
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Phillip Ellsworth Ballard
  • January 9, 1939 - March 17, 2017
  • Michigan

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Phillip Ballard 78 passed away March 17, 2017. He was born on January 9, 1939 to Robert and Beatrice (Otis) Ballard. Phillip loved to hunt, fish, play instruments/music, garden, woodworking and most any day he could be found on the property at his residence mowing, landscaping, planting deer feed plots, or working in his wood shop where he hand built a lot of the furniture in he and mom's home. He loved Lake Michigan where he kept his boat for many years in Frankfort Mi where he would fish for anything from ice out until the end of salmon season. He also very much loved his family. Surviving is his love of his life wife Marlene Ballard of 56 years, son Todd Ballard (Kristin Pierce) and granddaughters Miya Ballard and Lauren Pierce, brother Ronald (Kathy) Ballard. Phillip is proceeded in death by his daughter Trina Ballard, grandson Chad Ballard his parents, brother Lonny Ballard.
Celebration of life, officiated by Dr. Doug Phillips, will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm at South Church, 5250 Cornerstone, Lansing, with visitation one hour prior at the church. The family will also receive friends and relatives on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 621 S. Jefferson St. Mason from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Donations may be made in Dad's memory to his church listed above.